Queen Esther: Portrait of a Christian: acquitted, discharged and very beautiful!
1) The logicality of it will be too herculean to the intellectualism of a rational mind. Honestly, I will not be surprised if the rational intelligence stares at me to encourage me to await my journey into Alice’s Wonderland before assuming the phenomenality of a Christian’s acquittal and discharge from the erstwhile gaol of his sinful nature. It goes beyond scientific or mental ratiocinatio. It is a beneficent act of Divinity, flowing from His sacred heart of eternal clemency.
Adam probably never knew of divine grace and that he could approach the LORD God from the stance of His river-flowing mercy, which explains his taking-off-fright that got them hiding, stupidly, behind the fig tree. And arrested by an egregiousness of mortification, Lucifer could not believe the continued existence of the pristine parents. They had sinned and should be cut off from terra firma. He remembered the Scripture that said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Why they still lived was too much of a mystery for his apprehension.
Jehovah, the preeminent fashion Designer clothed them in His righteousness (Genesis 3:21)
It was understood when, after all said and done, this happened, “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them” [Genesis 3:21]. They who are guilty, and to whom justice demands hellish gaol of eternal punishment, death, that is, are here seen clothed: in divine righteousness. Unbelievable! That clothing was probationary. It was the temporary raiment of righteousness. How did God do it? The LORD God of creationism used His sovereignty to suspend Adamic death in hell. Adam was provided with an inexplicable second chance. The truth, Adam, is not because of you; it is on account of what the LORD God wanted to effectuate for Himself. The consummation of which will become a phenomenal glare when the LORD God will team up with this same Adamic nature –in the perfection of the hypostatic union— to die the redemptive death on the cross of Golgotha.
What do I mean by the phenomenality of this glare? It was not a supposedly discerning Jew –who had a walking experience with Jehovah— that voiced the asseveration; rather it was an unconcerned Gentile, an idol worshipping Roman soldier who saw what everybody saw, as well, and acknowledged, “Truly this man was the Son of God” [Mark 15:39]. This One on the condemned cross, and not the killed ones of Eden forgiveness, is the true Pascal Lamb. Amen. His death set in motion of the acquittal and the discharge of Christians from eternal damnation. Jesus takes all the glory and praise and the culminating latria. Does it not say, “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen” [Romans 11:36].
The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit are one in thought, will, deed and might.
If theological establishment makes, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30) appropriately of Jesus, then, it is apropos to exegete that “of, through and to” Jesus are all things. Scriptural lucidity unveils the Christians’ Advocate. Every guilt finds its establishment in the legality of an extant decree. It takes an eternal Entity to stand in advocacy before the Eternal Judge of the celestial assizes. The eternal Father’s adjudication was the Christian’s acquittal of the committed evils of his sinful nature. Jesus, the eternal Advocate, made the incontestable scriptural veridicality of, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” [John 5:24].
An exegesis of this verse prompts me to start with the key word ‘believeth,’ the Greek of which is pisteuō (pist-yoo’-o): ‘1. Used in the NT of the conviction and trust to which a man is impelled by a certain inner and higher prerogative and law of soul. 2. To trust in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith.’ Faith in the finished work of the cross is the only recipient’s requirement to obtain this empyrean grace of eternal consequence. Check out the verse, and contextually, and you will find no strings of moral rectitude attached to aid the consummation of this scriptural facticity.
Free from guilt of the Adamic sin is the Christian.
It is quite interesting to note that the verbal ‘Shall’ and ‘come’ of John 5:24 are the same Greek erchomai (er’-khom-ahee) ‘to go or return.’ Understand the facts here: if the non-positive ‘not’ is ou (oo), meaning: ‘the absolute negative,’ then the eternal absolution of Christians from spiritual condemnation has a guarantee of Scripture. Coming to an understanding of ‘shall’ and ‘come’, what the LORD from heaven says in this verse is that, the one who believes in, and receives Jesus as Lord and Saviour “in returning will absolutely not return, ever, into condemnation.” Amen! ‘Condemnation’ is krisis (kree’-sis): ‘a separating, sundering, separation, trial, damnatory judgment’. ‘Passed’ is metabainō (met-ab-ah’-ee-no) ‘to pass over from one place to another.’ A very good definition of ‘life’, zōē (dzo-ay’) is: ‘of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic “logos” and to Christ in whom the “logos” put on human nature.’ The Christians have moved from the condemned, hellish gaol of the sinful nature to a justified state of life which the logicality of philosophy cannot explain: assuming an eternal life of the Almighty Creator Himself. Should this be a marvel in the eyes of beholders, it is because it happens to be the doing of the Divinity. Amen.
Spiritual acquittal and discharge takes place only when one is born again. To be born again, say, with all your heart, this simple prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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